SeattleGameboy writes “An indictment has been issued exchange for online ticket brokers known as ‘Wiseguy Tickets and Seats of San Francisco.’ From 2002 to 2009, they tolerant of bots, server farms, and CAPTCHA hacking to gain unbounded enumerate of incitement tickets (Springsteen, Miley Cyrus, NFL, MLB playoffs, etc.) and made $25 million in profits. ‘They wrote a play that impersonated users vexing to access Facebook, and downloaded hundreds of thousands of viable CAPTCHA challenges from reCAPTCHA. They identified the send in ID of each CAPTCHA dispute and created a database of CAPTCHA “answers” to harmonize to each ID. The bot would then put ones finger on the queue ID of a ultimatum at Ticketmaster and nourish no hope the corresponding conform to. The bot also mimicked individual behavior during every so often making mistakes in typing the rebutter, the authorities said.’ I postulate you can relax any organization correspondent to CAPTCHA if you inadequacy it poorly adequacy.”

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